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Software Protection by Polymorphic and Metamorphic Transformations

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
76563
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-SP4-1130
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Pikewerks Corporation
105 A Church Street Madison, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Software Protection by Polymorphic and Metamorphic Transformations
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-05-C-8031
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

Integrity and security of application programs critical to National Security are vulnerable to differential analysis, reverse engineering, and exploitation of static buffer overflows. Without incorporating software protection initiatives, these vulnerabilities can be leveraged by an attacker to distribute a program without proper authority, tamper with its intended functionality, expose techniques behind proprietary algorithms, and launch viruses/worms against identical applications on distributed hosts. We propose to demonstrate the importance of diversity in application binaries and the feasibility of utilizing polymorphic (static) and metamorphic (dynamic) transformations as protection mechanisms. As our past research has demonstrated, these are highly efficient methods that can be incorporated into both Government and commercial applications with tremendous success.

Principal Investigator:

Sandra Ring
Chief Scientist
7039696404
sandy@pikewerks.com

Business Contact:

Sandra Ring
President / Owner
7039696404
sandy@pikewerks.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PIKEWERKS CORP.
9 Forrest Street Alexandria, VA 22305

EIN/Tax ID: 331040567
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No